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Medical Term:

dimethyl sulfate

Pronunciation: di-meth'il sul'fat

Definition: An industrial chemical (sulfuric acid dimethyl ester (CH3)2SO4), used in synthesis as an alkylating agent; it causes nystagmus, convulsions, and death from pulmonary complications.

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